Rankings for hard-cover books sold in Southern California, as reported by selected book stores:



1. "The Pioneers," by David McCullough (Simon & Schuster: $30) The Pulitzer Prize-winning historian rediscovers the settling of the Northwest Territory through five pioneers.

2. "Howard Stern Comes Again," by Howard Stern (Simon & Schuster: $35) The radio interviewer shares his most memorable on-air conversations from the past four decades.

3. "Educated," by Tara Westover (Random House: $28) A young woman raised without schooling by survivalists describes her path to Cambridge University.

4. "The Library Book," by Susan Orlean (Simon & Schuster: $28) The story of the 1986 fire at the Los Angeles Public Library.

5. "Running to the Edge," by Matthew Futterman (Doubleday: $28.95)A running coach's decades-long quest to find the secret of running impossibly fast, for longer distances.

6. "Songs of America," by Jon Meacham and Tim McGraw (Random House: $30) The country singer and historian explore the politics and music that shaped America.

7. "Siege:Trump Under Fire," by Michael Wolff (Holt: $30) The author's follow-up book on Trump's second year.

8. "Stay Sexy & Don't Get Murdered," by Karen Kilgariff & Georgia Hardstark (Forge: $24.99)The podcasters share their stories and struggles with depression, eating disorders and addiction.

9. "Becoming," by Michelle Obama (Crown: $32.35) The former first lady recounts her childhood in Chicago, meeting Barack and their years in the White House.

10. "The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F(ASTERISK)ck," by Mark Manson (HarperOne: $24.99) How not being positive all the time will make us become happier people.

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